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Facebook Live with Tricia Cusden of Look Fabulous Forever at 2pm Friday 16 February

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LauraGransnet (GNHQ) Fri 02-Feb-18 15:18:47

We're going live with beauty entrepreneur Tricia Cusden, founder of online beauty brand Look Fabulous Forever, at 2pm on 16 February! She'll be discussing her first book, Living the Life More Fabulous, as well as giving us the low-down on the best make-up and skincare routines for older women (as well as her own!). She'll also be offering advice on therapies for thinning hair and how to deal with the effects of hair loss, and how to improve your confidence as you age.

We'll be taking questions for Tricia during the Facebook Live session - you can post your questions in the comments box - but if you've got a great question and can't join us on the day, please post it on this thread and we'll try and include it in the interview.

Everyone who likes the Gransnet Facebook page and comments on the Facebook Live (or on this thread) will be entered into a draw to win a signed copy of Living the Life More Fabulous and a gorgeous tote bag!

caro12 Wed 07-Feb-18 11:46:25

Hi Tricia, Really excited to join in with the facebook session if i can, but leaving a question here just in case.

I'd be interested to see if you have any skincare or beauty tips for someone with rosacea. Bearing in mind it's not too noticeable and doesn't flair up all the time, but it is making me feel a little self-conscious. Any advice on how i can cover it up would be much appreciated

definitelymaybe Wed 07-Feb-18 17:09:49

hello, I'd like to know what your opinion is on sunscreen. We hear advice all the time to slather ourselves in sunscreen to prevent wrinkles etc. but others are starting to question whether we really need to (in the UK at least) and whether this could lead to a lack of vitamin D. I hate to wear anything heavy and greasy under my makeup, so any suggestions as to a very light face sunscreen would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

downdale Wed 07-Feb-18 17:11:34

Hi Tricia,

I wondered if the makeup range is cruelty free?

LyndaW Wed 07-Feb-18 17:12:16

Hi Tricia. I really struggle with eyeliner and shadow smudging above my eyes (just under my eyebrows). I put powder on afterward in an effort to make it stay put but after an hour or so I go to the mirror and I've got a lovely shadow where it's transferred. Any ideas?

nicknax Wed 07-Feb-18 17:14:54

A problem with ageing , for me anyway, is big dark circles under my eyes. Everyone keeps telling me how tired I look even when I am not! I have yet to find an effective way of hiding them so would value your advice. I find they make me look much older than I should look

bananagran Wed 07-Feb-18 17:17:25

My hair, which was never thick, seems to have stopped growing so with the inevitable normal loss that everyone has looks thinner and thinner. I am struggling with ways to disguise this fact. I don't want to have one of those bouffant blow dry styles as it's too much to maintain regularly but there must be something I can do. Please help

Molly10 Thu 08-Feb-18 10:12:07

I have a question on fine hair which has wavy kinks and can frizz in damp weather.
Continually blow drying seems to stress, damage or split the hair. Is it best to put product on the hair when it is damp and put rollers in to give body or let the hair dry/semi dry naturally then put product on and rollers in to give body?
Alternatively, what would you suggest for this type of hair to keep it looking presentable.

NannyJayne Thu 08-Feb-18 10:15:17

Any tips for extremely sparse eyebrows (almost non-existent) would be gratefully received.

mbody Thu 08-Feb-18 10:41:31

Apart from the very expensive cuticle oil bought from the beauty shop, is there another oil which can be used?

Buddie Thu 08-Feb-18 10:47:24

Hi Tricia
Having had hints of grey in my hair since my teens I never bothered colouring it but just went with the flow and now it is very much more salt than pepper. Any suggestions for making this look less dull? My hair is dry and cut short. I don't want to colour it but believe there are shampoos and such that can enhance the look and ensure the hair matches the face as it were!

ZuSi Thu 08-Feb-18 10:56:09

Hiya - have 4 hard small white ‘spots’ but not spots on edge of lower lip and face. Won’t respond to pressure to get the (is it) sebum hard white presumbably pus stuff out. Tried a pad dipped in hot water to soften them. No change. Any solution please.

Cambia Thu 08-Feb-18 11:11:54

How to get the perfect colour lipstick? Have a drawer full of not quite rights! Do I match my eyes, hair? When I had my colours done I was a warm spring and corals suit me but I find pinks quite hard. Without lipstick I look washed out and tired.

gran1 Thu 08-Feb-18 11:53:45

Any tips on eye makeup. I either look ill or over the top.
Which brands work best for you?

pinkjj27 Thu 08-Feb-18 12:07:35

I am lucky to have lovely skin and good bone structure But would love to understand and master the skill of contouring. I would like to know the difference between highlighting contouring blushing and strobing if there is any ? Please

gloribird Thu 08-Feb-18 14:11:41

Are there REALLY any benefits in buying high end expensive cosmetics /
creams etc or are we ladies being constantly conned out of our hard earned pennies in order to look & feel beautiful ?

cwasin Thu 08-Feb-18 14:18:10

Is black eyeliner too harsh for mature skin? Should I invest in a brown one?

Dianic Thu 08-Feb-18 16:59:19

Hi Tricia,
Might not make it to the live, so here's my question...

What's the best concealer for dark shadows under the eyes at 60+ - cream or liquid?
Is it better to use a brush or a beauty blender to apply foundation to mature skin, in your opinion?

Sorry - that's 2 questions, isn't it?!

connelly63 Thu 08-Feb-18 17:04:46

Hi Tricia

I've never been much of a people person, but as I near retirement I've been thinking about maybe having to branch out and make new friends. What general tips can you give to be more confident?

Herbie9 Thu 08-Feb-18 20:30:12

What is the best way to try and soften the lines from mouth to nose. Have never been a smoker but have a few but not too deep. I've always used serum,mosteriser, toner and night cream regularly.

Missfoodlove Thu 08-Feb-18 23:30:38

My previously independent mother, 89 suddenly became ill in December was admitted to hospital and is now in a care home.
I am her only remaining child my brother died 5 years ago.
My mother is a narcissist and has always treated me with disdain.
I have remained loyal but through gritted teeth.
My mother is now senile and cannot manage her affairs. Two years ago she refused to give me power of attorney as she does not trust me, so I am not able to control her finances.
She took a loan out against her home 8 years ago and now this company own more of her house than she does. The nursing home now has to be paid and I am powerless. I can’t even cancel the subscriptions etc She no longer needs.
I can apply for deputy ship but this is expensive and takes around 12 months.
Have any of you been through similar?
I am frustrated beyond belief.

bobbin Fri 09-Feb-18 15:30:47

Hello! I'd like to know if you use a retinol and whether you have one you'd recommend?

annie1948 Fri 09-Feb-18 15:42:54

I would like to know what you think about eyebrow tattoos , mine are now practically non existent and I really think they
Give more definition to the face!!but I don’t want anything too harsh,thank you

123kitty Fri 09-Feb-18 19:31:20

Hi Tricia, skin tags- is there anyway to get rid of them I really can't afford to have them lazered (too many). Good luck with your book.

Bookatbedtime Sat 10-Feb-18 12:25:42

Hi Tricia I can see that someone has already asked if your products are cruelty free and I would just like to ensure that this means they are not tested on animals at any stage, I believe that this is an issue that is becoming increasingly more important for many people when they are choosing their cosmetic products. Thank you